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This is a discussion on yellow leaves within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Originally Posted by Cinderella When you have a leaf that is yellowing, do you cut ...
It depends. If the yellowing leaves appear dry and starts shrivelling, I let it drop on its own. But if it appear watery and mushy inside, I will cut it off pronto and treat the wound with fungicide and hope for the best.Originally Posted by Cinderella
I wish I have a better answer for your second question. But aside from old age, the other reasons are also mystery to me. Like Lisa, I also lost a phal whose leaves turn yellow and spread quickly. Good luck.
No new info here, just agreeing:
Mushy and yellow: cut, cauterize/cinnamonize.
Drying and yellow: wait for it to fall.
I, of course, despite what I have just said, tug on the brown and browning leaves and pull off all the dead stuff from around the pseudobulbs. But then again, I pick at my scabs, so that tells you how good an idea following my example might be.